Purchasing Cards - Coastal Carolina University
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Procurement for CCU Faculty and Staff

Purchasing Card Program

As an agency of the State of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University participates in the statewide purchasing card program which is designed to better manage the low-dollar supply purchases, which benefits both the University and the vendor community.

To successfully acquire a purchasing card from Procurement Services, please follow the guidelines below.

Keep in mind, only full-time slotted employees may acquire a purchasing card.

  • Begin filling out the purchasing card application and turn it in at least three weeks prior to the prospective purchase date.
  • The P-Card application must be signed by all obligatory parties and sent to Procurement Services.
  • Procurement will send an email stating that a P-Card Exam must be taken prior to receiving a P-Card 
  • All training materials will be in that email.
  • Procurement Services will set up the exam on Moodle for the employee.
  • Once the employee has passed the examination, Procurement will request the Purchase Card from Bank of America.
  • An email will be sent to the employee to set up a training date.
  • During training, the employee will be issued his or her P-Card.

NOTE: The purchasing card may NOT be used for travel expenses.

P-Card Forms

For information on properly using a purchasing card for purchasing goods/services, see the procurement process.